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I’m back to tell you just how cool World Maths Day was. It was exciting, hard, and all the same, fun. I hope you practiced enough to get a good score!
I had emailed all the people in my school about World Maths Day to get them encouraged. Some of my friends did the competition.
I stayed up to 10:00pm on Monday to compete in the very start of World Maths Day. It was fun playing at night; I got to play against people in countries that are usually asleep when I usually play. Some were from countries I had hardly even heard of!
The next morning, I went to the Sydney Apple store to play on Macs, iPods and iPads for the start of World Maths Day. It is the third biggest of its kind in the world. The store had 3 storeys and a massive glass front wall. There were some photographers there, as well as a Channel 7 television crew. I played on my iPod, which I brought, and played on Macs with huge screens. There were classes from many other schools playing as well. They were also cheering very loudly. I completed some games in the Apple store, and some more in the afternoon.
I finished World Maths Day, working hard to complete all 100 games, and I am very proud of myself.
Hi, it’s Lance and Zoë from Langafel School.
Our day started really early this morning. We were picked up by a chauffeur at 4.45am and driven to the ITV1 studios in London where we were to appear on the early morning show – Daybreak with Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley!!
As Ambassadors we had been asked to talk about World Maths Day on live National Television. How fantastic!!
We arrived at the studios only half awake at 6am. About 10 minutes later Johnny Ball arrived and introduced himself to us. We were going to be sitting on the sofas and talking about Maths with him.
We were a bit shy to start with. Johnny gave us a problem which he said really fast,
‘What’s 1+1+1+1 and 1+1+1+1 and 1+1+1+1and 1’
It took us a while as he said it very fast. We got the right answer of 13 PHEW!
He was fun.
We waited a while for the producers to come and meet us. Then we were escorted up to the 3rd floor where the studio was. We didn’t have much time to prepare ourselves and before we knew it we were being filmed in the Green Room and then we were ON AIR!
We went on air at 6.37am, probably before many of you were up!
‘I spoke about World Maths Day explaining that it was an online mental maths challenge with people competing from all around the world.’ (Lance)
I talked about my favourite area of maths which is fractions and told everyone that my favourite number is 27!’ (Zoë)
Johnny set a tricky maths problem for people to solve.
We went back to the Green Room and started seeing some famous people. Can you recognise them? Look we are on air in the background!
‘This was a once in a lifetime experience. It was great meeting famous people. I didn’t know who Johnny Rotten was but my Mum did. She even said she liked his music!! He gave me his autograph and put Johnny Rotten – as always’ I preferred getting Alexander Burke’s autograph! (Zoë)
‘It was unbelievable to see how the programme was put together. At the start we were both really nervous but we soon became relaxed and really enjoyed the experience’ (Lance)
Everyone at ITV1 was really friendly and made us feel very important.
We would like to thank everyone who organised the morning, especially the World Maths Day Team and Emily from the marketing company.
Thank you also to Johnny Ball who presented our school with his book Think of a Number which he also signed. He spent a long time off air giving us problems to solve and showing us how many of the problems were not as hard as you think. You just needed to read them carefully.
We were really lucky to go on air 2 more times – at 7.25am and 8.25am. Our final appearance was on the sofa with everyone. We were just about able to wish everyone good luck with the World Maths Day Challenge before the programme ended.
As we left the studio in our chauffeur driven car there were lots of press outside waiting with their cameras. Johnny Rotten was following us out so it was him they were waiting to snap. We waved to them anyway and they waved back!
On arrival back at school we felt really nervous. More nervous than when we had been on TV. What would our friends and teachers think? We had nothing to worry about. They were very proud of us and said we were stars!
Muhammad our area Mathletics representative visited our school today and we came out to the front in assembly to talk about our morning with the whole school.
We are about to judge a World Maths Day badge competition which we set up for all the children to take part in. Here are some of the designs.
We will tell you more and show you the winners tomorrow.
Good luck everyone with the Challenge!!
Zoë and Lance
As part of World Maths Day celebrations in Australia, select classes of school students were able to visit the 10 Apple retail stores across Australia this morning. These students had a blast participating in World Maths Day via the numerous iPods, iPads and Mac devices. There were free iTunes vouchers for top performing students and even special visits from Aus student ambassadors Kaya G, Tatiana D and Hamish B. Apple staff mexican waved, cheered and clapped classes as they entered the store and then again when they left the store. Everyone involved was said to be buzzing from the exciting atmosphere created at these events.